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"Part one, Early history of North Dakota, was published in 1913, and three years later was merged into North Dakota history and people ... in connection with two volumes of biographical sketches. The historical features embraced in that work, with added material and illustrations, are now presented in four parts, complete in one volume."--Publisher's pref